And the D.C. press corps wonder why the public considers them a parliament of whores...
White House adviser Karl Rove boogied, backed by NBC's David Gregory, Brian Wiliams burped the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and the President cracked wise, all to the general delight, and occasional gales of laughter, of journalists gathered for the Radio & Television Correspondents Association dinner in Washington.
Rove was a better sport than a dancer, tapped by the surprise entertainment--Whose Line is It Anyway's Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood--for an improv rap number featuring "MC Rove," with Gregory as one of his backup dancers, and based on information supplied by Rove that, among other things, he collected stamps and liked to "tear the tops" off of small animals.
And they just kept bringin' on the funny:
But Rove arguably got the biggest laughs with his rap dance number, which essentially required him to gyrate and repeat his rap name when called upon. He got a standing ovation from a crowd not used to applauding the administration.
The President also got good reviews for self-deprecating humor that occasionally drew some groans....
The President said that a year ago, his approval rating was in the 30s, his Supreme Court nominee had been withdrawn, and "my vice president had just shot somebody. Ah, those were the good old days" *
He also said he would not be a lame duck president, "unless of course [Vice President Dick] Cheney accidentally shoots me in the leg."*
"To be honest," he said, "his [Cheney's] feelings were kind of hurt," said the President. "He said he's going on vacation to Afghanistan, where people like him."
"We really blew the way we let those attorneys go," said the president to a suddenly quieter audience. "You know you've botched it when people sympathize with lawyers. Speaking of supbpoenas, it's good to see Speaker Pelosi tonight."*
Oh, ha ha ha ha ha.
I don't blame the politicos. But it's funny how Monica Lewinsky got in trouble for the same thing that David Gregory and Brian Williams seem to be doing.